Archive for the Disaster Response Category

Typhoon Mangkhut Strikes Philippines and China

Typhoon Mangkhut Strikes Philippines and China Several PQMD Members Preparing to Respond Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall on Luzon, the largest island in the Philippines, on Saturday morning. The storm, with sustained winds over 120 mph, took 64 lives and triggered destructive landslides before moving on to Macau,

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PQMD Members Respond to Hurricane Florence

PQMD Members Respond to Hurricane Florence This year’s hurricane season began in earnest, starting last month with Hurricane Lane’s path towards Hawaii as a rare Pacific hurricane, which caused heavy rains, flooding and power outages in the state. Now, as North and South Carolina begin to assess the

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Death Toll at 44 After Powerful Earthquake in Japan

Death Toll at 44 After Powerful Earthquake in Japan A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck the island of Hokkaido in northern Japan early last Thursday. More than 44 were killed and 660 injured. Air and rail access was affected, and the island lost power. Automaker Toyota suspended work

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PQMD and Partners Host Disaster Response Simulation at 2018 AIDF Global Summit

PQMD and Partners Host Disaster Response Simulation at 2018 AIDF Global Summit PQMD, along with partners from members International Medical Corps, AbbVie, Johnson & Johnson, and Pfizer, was honored to yesterday have the opportunity to host a unique disaster response simulation at the 2018 Aid & International

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Social Media Provides Vital Assistance in Response to Kerala Flooding

Social Media Provides Vital Assistance in Response to Kerala Flooding Response to the flooding in the Southern Indian state of Kerala last month received an unexpected boost – thousands of citizens used social media and mobile technology to organize and mobilize assistance to the disaster. Large organizations

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Independent Study Reports 2,975 Deaths in Puerto Rico From Hurricane Maria

Independent Study Reports 2,975 Deaths in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria Study from George Washington University researchers  An independent study commissioned by the Puerto Rican government in February estimates Hurricane Maria caused 2,975 deaths in Puerto Rico in the six months following the storm. The study, led

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More Than 400 Die in Indian Monsoon Floods; Multiple PQMD Members Responding

More than 400 Die in Indian monsoon floods Southern Indian state of Kerala affected; PQMD Members Responding The regional chief minister of Kerala said at least 483 people have been killed in flooding, the worst in almost a century. The government attributes most of the deaths to

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Strong Earthquake In Indonesia

PQMD Members Monitoring and Responding to Strong Earthquake in Indonesia The evening of Sunday, August 10, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island Lombok. With an original death toll of 98 and more than 200 injuries reported, the official toll has now risen to over 400.

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Firefighters Make Progress on California Wildfires

Firefighters Make Progress on California Wildfires PQMD Members Responding and Monitoring California firefighters are making progress on containing the Carr Fire, which has claimed six lives, destroyed 800 homes and burned more than a hundred thousand acres in northern California. Cal Fire states the fire is 23

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Puerto Rico Releases Partial Records of Deaths Following Hurricane Maria

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Puerto Rico Releases Partial Records of Deaths Following Hurricane Maria Initial government reported death toll believed inaccurate On Tuesday, Puerto Rico complied with a court order and began releasing partial records of deaths following Hurricane Maria. The data states there were 1,427 more deaths on the island

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